ICL provides superior visual acuity without glasses or contacts, is undetectable except to experienced eye doctors, and is particularly beneficial for individuals with moderate to severe nearsightedness.

Revolutionary Vision Correction: The Alternative to LASIK

For individuals who have moderate to severe nearsightedness and are exploring alternatives to LASIK, the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) can be a highly beneficial option. This biocompatible contact lens is implanted behind the iris, offering superior visual acuity. The entire surgical procedure can be completed within approximately 7 ½ minutes, after which patients can experience clear vision without the dependence on glasses or contacts.

Once the ICL is implanted, it will not be visible or noticeable to the individual, as only an eye doctor experienced with ICLs would be able to detect its presence. Dr. Kerry Solomon possesses significant experience in performing this procedure, which can be especially beneficial for individuals who experience both nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Experience the seamless integration of a
biocompatible lens that effortlessly harmonizes with your eye.

During EVO ICL surgery, our surgeons skillfully insert a small, soft lens made of Collamer®—a foldable material containing natural collagen that offers excellent biocompatibility and superior optical quality—resulting in a simple and painless procedure. After numbing the eye, a tiny incision is made at the cornea-sclera junction, allowing for the gentle insertion of the folded lens that unfurls behind the iris.

The lens remains tucked in place without the need for stitches, and the incisions heal naturally. With rapid healing, many patients experience excellent vision quality, often reaching 20/20 or better by the next day. Since EVO ICL implantation doesn’t involve any structural alteration of the eye, the results are predictable and highly stable.

Is EVO ICL the right option for you?

If you experience moderate to high levels of nearsightedness, Dr. Kerry Solomon’s practice may recommend the EVO ICL as a suitable option for vision correction. Alternatively, if you have mild nearsightedness but possess thin corneas that make you ineligible for LASIK, the ICL could be a viable choice for you. In such cases, the ICL can correct your vision without the prolonged recovery associated with PRK. Moreover, the ICL is less likely to exacerbate dryness, making it a favorable option for individuals experiencing significant dry eye symptoms.

However, it’s important to note that the ICL may not be suitable for everyone. It cannot safely correct farsightedness since individuals with farsightedness have limited space in the front part of their eyes, making it challenging to accommodate the lens. Additionally, if you have even a minor cataract, the ICL is not recommended as an appropriate solution. Typically, the EVO ICL is most appropriate for individuals aged between 21 and 45. A comprehensive examination conducted by Dr. Kerry Solomon’s Vision Correction Specialists will determine whether the EVO ICL is the right surgical procedure for your specific needs.

Benefits of the EVO ICL compared to LASIK or PRK

  • Vision Quality – The ICL is crafted with exceptional optical precision, resulting in a level of visual clarity that often elicits exclamations of amazement from patients who remark, “Wow, I’ve never experienced such remarkable vision before.” Its performance in low-light conditions, especially at night, is particularly outstanding.
  • Biocompatibility – The ICL’s collagen copolymer material is seamlessly accepted by the body’s immune system, as it is not recognized as a foreign object.
  • Comfort – Once implanted, the ICL remains imperceptible in your eye, ensuring a comfortable experience without any sensation of its presence.
  • Invisibility – The ICL is completely undetectable to others when worn in your eye, providing a natural appearance.
  • Simplicity – Unlike conventional contact lenses, the ICL requires no ongoing maintenance after its implantation. There are no additional steps or routines to follow.
  • Removability – While the ICL is designed for permanent placement, it can be safely removed by your surgeon if there are changes in your vision or if removal or replacement becomes necessary for any reason.